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  1. Juhani Kenttä says:

    I feel like I get The Brown Bunny & Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies better than most people. Or I guess in the former it’s not really a case of understanding something wildly different then everybody else. I just find the narrative choices very effectively sad and hold it pretty high up as one of my favorite movies. In the latter it might be a more of a case of people dismissing without seeing it because of the subject matter.

    Also The Limits of Control which for me falls half in the category of I get it and the other half in I get that there’s more to be got out of it then most people give it credit for but I’m not completely sure of it myself. But I do feel like in many ways it’s the most personal of Jarmusch’s movies. And maybe not his best but is it up there? I think so.

  2. Hudsucker says:

    So David doesn’t like Star Wars? I’m not saying that he can’t have that opinion, but I thought I remember him talking bout them favorably on older episodes…

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Refresh my memory about what I said in this episode about Star Wars.

      – David

      • Hudsucker says:

        “I know I rag on it nowadays, but Star Wars had a profound affect on me when i was younger.” (not verbatim, just based off memory)

        Also, I was kinda hoping you’d talk about the movie Breakfast of Champions, since you seem to be the only person, other than my father (I haven’t seen it, but i really want to,) who likes it.

        • Battleship Pretension says:

          I think I meant more that I rag on how nostalgic people are about Star Wars. Nostalgia, after all, is death. I should have been more clear.

          But yes, I should have talked about Alan Rudolph! Kicking myself.

          – David

  3. Duncan says:

    “Really good?” I loved the disdain in Tyler’s voice. He can be hilarious sometimes. XD

  4. andyluvsfilms says:

    Watchmen – I get it.
    300 – I get it.

    Man Of Steel – F#cking Nightmare.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      This plays into my theory that, despite not liking Zack Snyder, I think Man of Steel is his worst film precisely because he put the least of himself into it. It at least could have been an interesting disaster like 300 or Sucker Punch. Instead, it’s just fucking dull.

      – David

  5. Seth H. says:

    I get Paul W.S. Anderson’s Soldier more than anyone I’ve ever met. I can’t really stand anything else I’ve seen by him (though Event Horizon has its moments and I kinda want to see Death Race), but Soldier has a lot going for it, not the least of which is Kurt Russell’s best performance. I’d venture to call it a truly great sci-fi/action film.

    There are a lot of other movies that fall into this category for me, but that was the first one I thought about.

    • andyluvsfilms says:

      Oh i love Event Horizon, it was either 1 or 2 on my recent Top 10 Horror List, the scenes that they left out are really macabre and im not suprised it was cut.

  6. Adamules says:

    Tyler’s half genuine half sarcastic “I GET IT!” is the best thing about this episode.

  7. Scott Nye says:

    True story – I saw ENVY when it came out (I was maybe 17?) and absolutely loved it. Haven’t seen it since, have no idea if it’d still be an “I get it” movie, but boy was it ever then.

  8. Ryan says:

    I love that you guys openly fret about being seen as elitists, and then spend the episode talking up such high art as Gremlins 2, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and the Hangover movies.

  9. Marko says:

    I’m really surprised there was no mention of Dirty Work in this episode.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Dirty Work is more a of a thing where it’s hilarious but I know it’s terrible in most other respects.

      – David

  10. baa ram ewe says:

    Hey guys, always really enjoy these kinds of episodes but I was wondering whether it’d be possible for you to put a list of the films you mention up somewhere? I usually wind up forgetting them before I get to somewhere that I can check them out. Ideally putting the list somewhere that I could avoid seeing it before I listen to the podcast too.

  11. andyluvsfilms says:

    Just listened to Ep53 and i would love to know who the celebrity blockbuster customer was that Tyler slammed so violently that you had to edit that portion of the show, c’mon fellas, enough time has passed, spill dem beans.

  12. Seth H. says:

    I was thinking about this topic some more and realized that I feel much the same about the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies as David does about the Hangover sequels. They’re absolute messes as far as plot goes, but I don’t care because Gore Verbinski is just letting his imagination run wild, plus the character dynamics are really interesting to me. I’ll defend them at all costs.

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